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2.8 Moving a repository

Just as backing up the files in the repository is pretty much like backing up any other files, if you need to move a repository from one place to another it is also pretty much like just moving any other collection of files.

The main thing to consider is that working directories point to the repository. The simplest way to deal with a moved repository is to just get a fresh working directory after the move. Of course, you'll want to make sure that the old working directory had been checked in before the move, or you figured out some other way to make sure that you don't lose any changes. If you really do want to reuse the existing working directory, it should be possible with manual surgery on the ‘CVS/Repository’ files. You can see How data is stored in the working directory, for information on the ‘CVS/Repository’ and ‘CVS/Root’ files, but unless you are sure you want to bother, it probably isn't worth it.


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